Category: Child Custody and Support

A Father’s Guide to Child Support in Arizona

Child support in Arizona is handled by the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS), part of the Department of Economic Security (DES). The function of DCSS is to collect child support from parents – most often fathers – who are legally obligated to provide financial support for their children. DCSS serves as a resource for […]

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Written by on May 22, 2023

When Is Supervised Visitation Appropriate?

When a couple that has children together decides to divorce, they must create a parenting plan for approval by the court. Every parenting plan is unique to the specific circumstances of each divorce and is designed to prioritize the “best interests of the children.” Because of the priority placed upon the child’s best interests, some […]

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Written by on March 27, 2023

Planning For Parenting Time in AZ

During a divorce, it can be hard to find a balance for your family that enables everyone to move forward. It’s very important to work towards that balance and ensure equal responsibilities between you and your ex-spouse. It’s also critical to reassure your children that their parents are able and willing to work together for […]

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Written by on October 6, 2022

Find The Best Child Custody Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ

Divorce and separation are not easy issues to deal with. When children are involved, it can be extremely stressful and overwhelming to search for a child custody lawyer in addition to the ongoing divorce process. Knowing what to look for in a child custody lawyer is important, and can help relieve the stress you may […]

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Written by on September 15, 2022

Child Custody and Parents that Are Not Married

Determining child custody can be a difficult task to navigate, especially when parents disagree. The best interests of the children should always be at the forefront, but the emotions associated with the end of a relationship can cloud even the best judgment. Understanding the legal proceedings and navigating the courts can feel overwhelming even under […]

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Written by on August 8, 2022

How Relocation Can Affect Child Custody in Arizona

Life moves on after divorce. For some divorced parents, this will mean moving to a new home, a new city, or even a different state to pursue career opportunities, life goals, or new relationships. When a divorced parent has custody of their minor child pursuant to a court order, there are rules and regulations that […]

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Written by on July 25, 2022

Enforcing Unpaid Child Support in Arizona

While navigating a divorce, many different things must be decided between you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. While the division of assets can become difficult and complicated, child custody is often the most contentious matter to resolve. In addition, child support is often difficult to negotiate and, at times, enforce.

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Written by on May 9, 2022

Who Has More Rights to a Child During a Divorce in Arizona?

Table of Contents What Is the Best Interest for the Child? How Is Custody Defined in Arizona? How Do I Prepare My Children? What Is a Parenting Plan? So, Who Has More Rights to a Child? The Mother or Father? What Makes a Parent Unfit in the Eyes of the Court? Parenting Time and Legal […]

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Written by on April 6, 2022